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GLACIER EDGE – HELICOPTER TOUR FROM SKAFTAFELL

On this stunning helicopter tour we explore the many outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Among its dozens of glacier tongues are Skaftafellsjökull, Skeiðarárjökull and Svínafellsjökull to name but a few. 

Our first destination is our namesake Skaftafellsjökull glacier, taking us into a narrow valley with vivid colors before we climb up the steep glacier edge to Mount Hrútsfjall (1800m). Don‘t worry, it‘s the helicopter which will be doing the climbing. Next up is Svínafellsjökull glacier, which looks so out of this world that it was fittingly used as the shooting location for an alien ice planet in the 2014 blockbuster Interstellar. We continue gliding, freely observing Virkisjökull, Falljökull, Kotárjökull and Öræfajökull with a bird‘s eye view (yes, „jökull“ means „glacier“ in case you hadn‘t figured that out yet).  On the way back to base we do a lower altitude flight over cliffs, canyons and waterfalls to round out a truly breathtaking tour.   
 
Examples of possible sights: Skaftafellsjökull, Hrútsfjall, Svínafellsjökull, Virkisjökull, Falljökull, Kotárjökull, Öræfajökull, Kvíarjökull.

Duration: 

~ 30 minutes

Minimum: 

3 passengers 

Included

  • Pilot-guided helicopter tour
  • 30 minute flight time
  • Panoramic view for all passengers
  • Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal
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